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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:26 am 
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Liking the Assaults so far. They definitely spin up faster than my Boyd 58's, and they still seem to have some decent aero advantage. They're stable, and the braking is quite impressive compared to what I've experienced with carbon clinchers previously. For the money, they're hard to beat for a good combination of weight and aero. Obviously, deeper always looks sexier, but these are a nice compromise. I actually just ordered a new 11-speed hub for my Boyds so I can run them some on the Ridley and maybe get a better feel for differences with the Assaults.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:13 am 
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deeper != sexier always, it's a climbing bike, the assaults look right at home :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:16 am 
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Dude...need a better pic!!! This is WW. Drive side, big ring, small cog and crank arms set at 3 o'clock....

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:15 am 
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ultimobici wrote:
Looks like you could have gone up a size. Stem looks flipped from the pic.


+1.

apart from this very nice bike. frame looks like a cervelo r5.

bottle cages are a bit to bulky for my taste.

btw:as said, its a climbing bike! in this case, deeper is not sexier at all! i think, something like 25 mm would even look better. ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:10 pm 
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In older models some guys tell me they have some side torsion...

Do you thing they're better now?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:08 pm 
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Wheelhead wrote:
I had the same problem with the seat post slipping on my Helium SL. I tried several different clamps and posts and it still slipped. Finally I saw pictures Lotto team bikes using double clamps. They use a 27.2 clamp around the post to keep things from slipping. Hope that makes sense...


Yeah we do and it works like a dream. Then when you want to remove your steat post you only remove the bottom clamp, leave the top one. Then when putting it back you just slip it back in and the fixed clamp will your correct height.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:48 pm 
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The return of Zakeen. Excellent! Getting any miles in these days? :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:28 am 
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Yeah. Did a good day today. But I think tomorrow will be a hard day. On tomorrows group ride they want us to lead the way..... I don't even know this region I'm in. So I think I am going to get lost and take then over some climbs..... Which is what no one wants to do tomorrow. If keen our group leaves at 1pm somewhere in France. :)

I will take a photo of my bike with this extra clamp so it doesn't look like I'm hijacking this thread.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:59 am 
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ha i doubt anyone minds you hijacking their thread :p


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:50 pm 
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article on a certain ww's bike on bikeradar a few months ago..
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/arti ... -sl-40445/
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Closer upper pic from Wellen's ride

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